Sun-Maid Raisins & Dried Fruit

Rowman & Littlefield
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•Celebrates the 100 year history of Sun-Maid® Growers
•Including the original “Sun-Maid Girl” who brought these foods into generations of homes and hearts
•More than 50 favorite recipes featuring raisins and dried fruits
•Recipes use metric measurements

Sun-Maid© Natural Raisins and Dried Fruit have been a part of families for generations. So it's a terrific combination when Sun-Maid and Gooseberry Patch team up to create a cookbook filled with best-loved recipes and fun dried-fruit facts! From Banana French Toast to Apple-Raisin Stuffing, there's a recipe in here for every fruit fan. Plus, you'll learn all about this history of Sun-Maid, its delicious dried fruit and all sorts of other neat stories!
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Publisher
Rowman & Littlefield
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Published on
Apr 17, 2012
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Pages
93
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ISBN
9780985395100
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / Corporate & Business History
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This content is DRM protected.
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